Clamping down on the cyber crime
Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay held a high- level meeting of representatives from the concerned agencies to discuss issues on the cyber crimes and commended the activities carried out by the Royal Bhutan Police in cyber watch activities.
LyonchhenTshering Tobgay said that the government was viewing the issue of cyber crime very seriously. He instructed all the rel- evant organizations to step up their activities to control the undesirable trend of illegal production and distribution of obscene content.
According to the press release from the prime minister’s office the following were the outcome of the high level meeting. The Office of the Attorney General will have a separate unit which will be specialized in cyber crime and the Ministry of Information and Communication will update the Bhutan Infocom and Media Act to incorporate strict clauses to strengthen legislation and regulations on the cyber crime. On the other hand the government will work with the media to educate the public on cyber crime including online harassment and cyber bullying. The Royal Bhutan Police will continue to monitor and investigate cyber crime and train police officers to combat all forms of cyber crime.